7 Facts You Probably Don’t Know About Beef

by Amanda Liffiton

7 Facts You Probably Don’t Know About Beef

We bet you didn’t know all of these…  if not, consider sharing with a friend!

  • Just 6 ounces of beef has all the protein you need all day.
  • The word “steak” comes from a derivative of the word “stick” – it used to be “steik” which meant meat on a stick.
  • You may know that cows have 4 stomachs, which is prettty cool, but they can also detect smells up to six miles away!
  • You know that red juice in meat? It’s actually not blood. Very little blood remains in muscle tissue of an animal. That red liquid is water mixed a protein called myoglobin.
  • Beef protein is a complete protein – meaning it has all of the essential amino acids you need to maintain and repair body tissue.
  • Cows don’t have top teeth in the front of their mouths. Since they’re herbivores they don’t need to chew things up that much.  The top of their mouth is a tough pad of skin called a dental pad. They do have molars in the back of their top jaw to help grind food up.
  • On average, a cow has about 40,000 jaw movements a day. Just chew on that for a while…

Amanda Liffiton
Amanda Liffiton


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